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Prysmian - SeaCity Enhanced with FP Plus™
Prysmian’s FP Plus™ Enhanced cables have been installed at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum, a 3,252 sqm visitor attraction that celebrates the city’s historical relationship with the sea. SeaCity Museum is expected to attract thousands of visitors every year and as a consequence, the fire safety systems are of paramount importance. With this in mind, FP Plus™ Enhanced cables have been used for the fire alarm system...Read More
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UPSL - The Protective Role of the UPS
Most people are aware that a UPS is a system that provides battery backup in the event of a mains failure. However UPSs protect sensitive onsite equipment from many other externally-generated electrical disturbance types as well. Authored by Matt Henley, technical services manager for Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited, a Kohler company, this article looks at why today’s critical loads are vulnerable, the type...Read More
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Cablofil Contributes to £270 Million Community Programme
Cablofil is helping to provide world-class facilities for young people and the wider community in the Aston area of Birmingham as part of the £270 million MyPlace scheme. The Government-funded scheme has seen the construction of 70 MyPlace youth and community centres around the country, which aim to provide facilities and opportunities for underprivileged communities. MITIE’s team in Tamworth has carried out the...Read More
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Cembrit - Glendyne Develops a Great Finish in Islington
Cembrit’s Glendyne natural slates have been installed on a loft conversion project in Islington, London to create a stunning finish to a modern three storey property. The project highlights Glendyne’s versatility and attractiveness by coping well with the many roof details and harmonising well with the surrounding location. The design made use of extensive lead work undertaken by a master craftsman continuing the theme of traditional...Read More
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The Safety Letterbox Company - Olympic Village supplied with Fire Rated Mailboxes
The Safety Letterbox Company has recently supplied mailboxes to the prestigious Olympic Village in London. A leading London based developer installed 120 fire rated mailboxes into the site in an 8 high by 15 wide configuration. The Safety Letterbox Company in association with the Fire Research Laboratory worked together to create a range of 1 hour fire rated (integrity only) mailboxes to satisfy the integrity criteria given in BS476...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Sentinel Door Curtain
The Dunham-Bush Sentinel door curtain is an ideal solution to the ingress of cold air due to “open doorway trading” in retail premises, or busy pedestrian traffic in commercial and public buildings. The technology of door curtains is well proven. The vertical air stream above an open doorway provides a virtual barrier, which separates indoor and outdoor environments. This air barrier prevents “inversion” due to different air temperatures...Read More
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Lowara Staff go the Extra Mile to Keep Cancer Unit Running
Paul Shute, Variable Speed Drive Specialist for Xylem Lowara UK was enjoying his weekend when a call came through to tell him that the Beacon Centre – an inpatient cancer care unit in Somerset – was without heating or hot water. Springing into action, Paul knew that the quickest way to get the centre back up and running would be to source replacement equipment and deliver it to site himself. With the Lowara HQ in Devon closed...Read More
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Ancon - Reduce Heat Loss by Minimising Thermal Bridging
Discover how Ancon can help you to deliver sustainable, energy-efficient structures at Greenbuild Expo 2012. Stand number B24 will feature Ancon’s extensive range of low thermal conductivity cavity wall ties, which includes the unique basalt-fibre TeploTie. Also on display will be a range of Thermal Breaks for use at other locations where the insulated building envelope is interrupted, such as balconies and brickwork support brackets...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Building Energy Management....Strategic Planning for Education
The fast-track guide to reducing energy and carbon emissions in an educational environment. The Education system is currently undergoing significant transformation and there is continuous pressure to keep costs down especially on non core areas. The cost of energy and other utility bills are increasingly impacting on expenditure as these costs are rising faster than any others. The need to reduce energy bills and save carbon...Read More
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Dimplex Welcomes RHPP Extension but Uncertainty over RHI Continues
Leading name in heating Dimplex has welcomed the announcement from DECC that the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme is to be extended for a further year, with £25 million now available to support private domestic and social housing installations of renewable heating, including heat pumps and solar thermal water heating. However, this news is tempered by the fact that the second, domestic, phase of the...Read More
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Danfoss - Visit Danfoss at Hannover Fair 2012
When Hannover Fair 2012 opens its doors from 23 to 27 April, come and join Danfoss on our 435 m2 stand. See the launch of several new products and meet the experts who will be on hand to discuss your energy saving and application requirements. We are presenting our new VLT® FC103 Refrigeration Drive, for efficient speed control in refrigeration applications. In addition, we will have our multi level safety concept on display...Read More
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Dulux Trade Showcases new Innovations at Ecobuild
Leading paint manufacturer, Dulux Trade, showcased its latest advances in sustainability at this year’s Ecobuild event, including further updates to its environmentally focused range of coatings, Ecosure. As the world’s largest event for sustainable design and construction, Ecobuild provided the perfect platform for Dulux Trade to present its upgraded Ecosure Gloss and Undercoat Pure Brilliant White, which has been...Read More
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Formica Limited Appoints New Axiom by Formica® Coordinator
Formica Group is pleased to announce that Margaret Armstrong has been appointed as the Axiom by Formica® Coordinator for the UK and Ireland. In this newly created role Margaret will provide support to UK and Ireland customers including kitchen studios and will report to Richard Crisp, Axiom by Formica Sales Manager. Margaret has been with Formica Group for over 26 years and has worked in departments ranging from Credit Control...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Green Gateway Approach Wins Specialist Low Carbon Award
Mitsubishi Electric’s campaign to get everyone in the construction industry to join the debate about renewable technology has received another major boost by securing the Low Carbon category of the CN Specialist Awards. Green Gateway is Mitsubishi Electric’s attempt to use its position as a manufacturer of renewable technology for the building services sector to challenge conventional thinking about energy use and get everyone...Read More
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